Join us for an introduction to dredging. Learn about the equipment, basic techniques and safety procedures.
Fishing for Fossils at Calvert Cliffs State Park
June date to be announced soon.
Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!
Gillis Falls Gold Festival
at Salt Box Park
May 20th and 21st- Equipment demos, open dig and dinner.
Spring Clean Up at C&O Canal Pride Days - Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center - May 13th 9-12
Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.
Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.
The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.
The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations.